WICHITA — Wichita State (0-1) and Windfall (1-0) are the opening act in Friday night’s Veterans Basic doubleheader at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.
Tipoff is scheduled for simply after 5 p.m. CT. Host Navy meets Maryland within the nightcap. The Veterans Basic will air nationally on CBS Sports activities Network. Tom McCarthy and Steve Lappas have the call. Take heed to the sport online at GoShockers.com/Pay attention.
- The Shockers are zero-1 for the primary time underneath Gregg Marshall. Tuesday’s seventy one-fifty eight loss to Louisiana Tech snapped a sixteen-recreation profitable streak in season-openers. WSU is trying to avoid its first 0-2 begin because the 1990-91 season.
- Freshmen accounted for 33 of the Shockers’ fifty eight factors within the opener. Erik Stevenson scored 16 factors on four-of-6 three-level capturing and Dexter Dennis added 10 points. Jamarius Burton (6 factors, five assists) turned the primary true freshman to start out a season opener for Gregg Marshall since Demetric Williams within the 2008-09 season.
- WSU is 2-0 all-time towards Providence. The Shockers swept a house-and-residence underneath Mark Turgeon (now at Maryland), profitable ninety-86 in Windfall on Dec. eleven, 2004. A yr later, WSU’s eventual Candy 16 group defeated the Friars in Wichita, eighty two-74.
- A younger Shocker staff might probably face 4-consecutive 2018 NCAA Event teams, beginning Friday night time towards the Friars. Next week’s Charleston Basic area consists of 5 groups that danced final March.
- Windfall acquired votes in each preseason AP and Coaches Polls. The Friars – picked third within the Huge East preseason ballot – have appeared in each of the last five NCAA tournaments.
- Wichita State is considered one of simply seven teams that have played in each of the final seven NCAA Tournaments and its run of 9-straight 25-win seasons is the nation’s fourth longest.
THE VETERANS CLASSIC
- Navy hosts its annual Veterans Basic doubleheader every November, on or around Veterans Day. That is the fifth installment.
- WSU is the third American Conference staff to take part. Temple misplaced to No. 1 North Carolina in 2015, and Memphis fell to Alabama final yr.
- Navy is WSU’s surrogate football program. The Midshipmen are a soccer-solely member of the 12-workforce conference. WSU joined The American in 2017-18 in all sports — except football which it discontinued in 1986 — giving the convention a good 12 teams in basketball.
- On Tuesday, guard Jamarius Burton turned the primary true freshman since Demetric Williams (2008) to start out a season-opener.
- Burton is simply the fifth Shocker freshman to start out an opener in the Marshall Era. Notably, three of the 4 earlier rookies went on to play in the NBA: Ron Baker (Knicks) and Landry Shamet (seventy six’ers) have been both have been coming off redshirt years in 2013 and 2016. Toure’ Murry (Knicks, Jazz & Wizards) began the 2008 opener as a true freshman.
- Gregg Marshall used 28 lineup mixtures in Tuesday’s opener.
- 9 of the 12 players who…